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John Nelson Jr.

(DG 4-L2) Long Beach Belmont Shore Lions Club

4L2 District Governor John Nelson, "Johnny on the Spot" was born in Medford, Massachusetts. This term originated in 1896 and became a popular new phrase. Its meaning is a person who is on hand to perform a service, seize an opportunity or deal with an emergency. He has worked professionally in the electrical field since 1978. In July 2016, after 31 years of service, he retired as the Electrical Manager of the Long Beach Unified School District.

In 1985 he obtained his State of CA Electrical Contractor's License and is the Founder/Owner of John Nelson Electric.

District Governor John is a current Director of the Lion's Sight and Hearing Foundation and a Director of Lion's Float Inc.

Lion John strongly believes that as we move into the next 100 years as the worlds largest service organization, the youth of today are our future. The future Is now. for that reason alone, its is important to support the Lions Camp at Teresita Pines - Home of Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children Teresita Village, Wrightwood Village, The Lions Den. (Tent Camping area.)

DG John resides in Lakewood, CA with his wife Lion Cheryl. They have 3 children: Stephen (Summer), Cortney and Travis. They are the proud grandparents of Savannah and Sonny.

Tickets purchases goes towards John’s fundraising totals. Unable to attend the event? Please donate to Camp in the name of John towards their fundraising totals.


About the Event

Sunday, March 24th: 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

Crossroads Center for Arts & Sciences 
1634 18th St 
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Lions Camps at Teresita Pines “Kings & Queens of Teresita Pines” Campaign is a spirited 45-Day fundraising competition among candidates participating to make a difference for campers with disabilities and their families. The Candidates vying for the title of “King or Queen of Teresita Pines” are extraordinary people who are relentless in their efforts to help children with disabilities experience memories that last a lifetime at Lions Camps at Teresita Pines. Every dollar each candidate raises equals one vote and the person with the most votes will be announced at the Dinner.

This Gala is a celebration of the camp, the achievements we have made and the candidates’ efforts in raising funds and awareness for Camp. Surrounded by friends, family and camp supporters, the attendees will enjoy a special evening in celebration of their hard work and support of our special campers and their families.

You can choose to have your tickets credited towards one of the Candidates fundraising totals, this year's candidates are:

  • PDG Mike Jones (4-L5)

  • Justin Myers (4-L4)

  • Chuck Nelson (Lions Camps Board Advisor)

  • DG John Nelson (4-L2)

A percentage of the ticket cost will benefit the Campership program of Lions Camps at Teresita Pines, providing memories that will last a lifetime for campers who are deaf, blind, with autism, or diabetes.


Venue

Crossroads Center for Arts & Sciences 
1634 18th St 
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Our Mission

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We believe that every child should have the chance to go to camp and leave with the skills, confidence and friendships that will last them a lifetime. For over 20 years the Lions Camps at Teresita Pines with the support of Lions throughout California has proven that camp can really be accessible to all allowing everyone regardless of ability, the fun, the laughter and the joy that comes from experiencing camp for the first time.

In 2018 we continued our mission of delivering amazing Camp experiences and welcomed over 6,700 campers to Teresita Pines, hosting special Lions camps including: The Sight Awareness Weekend, Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children, Lions Diabetes Camp for Children, MD-4 Lions Youth Exchange Program, MD-4 Lions Youth Leadership Institute. Plus, we worked with other nonprofits that support children and adults with autism, children who have a parent battling cancer, and much more.

Thank you for making a difference in a child's life and supporting our mission here at the Lions Camps at Teresita Pines, “to provide beautiful mountain facilities for group camping, emphasizing the needs of the disabled”


Accommodations

If you're planning on attending the events from out of town we have a special group rate just for Lions at the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica.

To make reservations by phone please call the hotel at: (310) 829-9100 when making reservations ask for the Lions Camp at Teresita Pines discount rate or Reserve online at www.gatewayhotel.com and Enter Code: LIONS For the discount group rate.

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
1920 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Purchase tickets

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If you prefer to pay by check, please download the form and mail it with your check to our PO Box address.

Lions Camps at Teresita Pines
P.O. Box 98
Wrightwood, CA 92397


Unable to attend the event? Please donate to Camp in the name of John towards their fundraising totals.


Questions?

Give us a call at 760-249-3580 

Or email us at info@campteresitapines.org


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Full-Page (5.5” wide x 8.5” tall) $1,000

Half-Page (5.5” wide x 4.25” tall) $500

Quarter-Page (2.25” wide x 4.25” tall) $250

SUBMIT ARTWORK TO: info@campteresitapines.org

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Table Sponsor- $2,000 (value $2,500) 

  • Ten tickets with 1 reserved table (Premier Location) 

  • Page ad in the Gala Tribute Program

  • Mention across Social Media Channels and Event Webpage

This Gala is a celebration of the camp, the achievements we have made and the candidates’ efforts in raising funds and awareness for Camp. Surrounded by friends, family and camp supporters, the attendees will enjoy a special evening in celebration of their hard work and support of our special campers and their families.

A percentage of the sponsorship cost will benefit the Campership program of Lions Camps at Teresita Pines, providing memories that will last a lifetime for campers who are deaf, blind, with autism, or diabetes.

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